The MVP Group of Companies donated various logistics support to the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), to aid in the country’s rescue and relief operations amid the destructive calamities that visit the country this year.

During a turnover event at Camp Aguinaldo, chairman Manuel V. Pangilinan participated in the ceremonial turnover of a helicopter from Pacific Global One (PG1), the aviation group of the MVP Group, after careful selection and assessment by the AFP’s trained pilots.

Other items that were turned over were rescue boats and trucks from Metro Pacific Investments Foundation, PLDT-Smart Foundation (PSF), One Meralco Foundation (OMF), and MetroPac Movers Inc.

As a consistent partner in the government’s endeavors, the MVP group supplied the agencies with the necessary vehicles to further augment the country’s available resources. “We have always been supportive of government endeavors, particularly in times of need,” said Pangilinan. “The nationwide presence of our businesses enables us to mobilize resources throughout the country and provides us with the means to augment the Government’s facilities to respond effectively to disasters and calamities.”

The donation of the helicopter will prepare the Army pilots in the Philippine Army’s Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief (HADR) efforts, Air Ambulance, reconnaissance operation, and further trainings in aviation.

Pangilinan, who is also chairman of Makati Medical Center, also signed a memorandum of agreement with the AFP, represented by Department of National Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana and AFP Chief of Staff Geb. Gilbert  Gapay, to reinforce the public-private partnership for the organizational strengthening of their military treatment facilities.